12th Annual Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Conference
(ASCAT)

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2018 Annual Scientific Conference on Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia is one of the must attend events of the year for consultants and specialist psychologists, nurses, scientists and all relevant experts. 

This is the 12th consecutive opportunity to see the latest advances in diagnosis, treatment and emerging fields in haemoglobinopathies. It is an opportunity to interact on the latest advances in clinical care, transition services, and emerging new therapies including updates for curative treatment options. 

Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to show case your work through abstracts (oral and posters) and to network with leading and cutting edge practitioners.

During the three days there will be sessions on genetics and genomic progress, curative therapies and emerging services. The abstract and poster presentations will take place during the three days. We are supported by a record number of sponsors with exhibitions taking place throughout the event. The Conference is hosted by Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.


Conference Update : Speakers

Highlights from this year's event will include: 

  • World-renowned experts in the field of sickle-cell and thalassaemia
  •  Abstract presentations and poster presentation for early stage and established researchers
  • Webinars for prime-time lectures and debate
  • Exhibition
  • 20 CPD/CME points
  • Networking opportunities with more than 200 professionals
  Dr. Lewis Hsu , MD, PhD, is Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Pediatric Sickle Cell at the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA.

Dr. Lewis Hsu, MD, PhD, is Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Pediatric Sickle Cell at the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA.

  Dr. Winfred Wang,  Member, Department of Haematology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Dr. Winfred Wang, Member, Department of Haematology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

  Dr. Kwaku Ohene-Frempong,  Professor-Emeritus of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania, USA

Dr. Kwaku Ohene-Frempong, Professor-Emeritus of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania, USA


Conference update: Venue

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Venture to Westminster Bridge - County Hall for this year's Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia (ASCAT) Conference, taking place on 22-24 October.  

 

Venture to Westminster Bridge - County Hall for this year's Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia (ASCAT) Conference, taking place on 22-24 October.  This is a must-attend event for all health care professionals looking to expand their knowledge about the diagnosis and management of sickle cell disease and thalassaemia.

By attending the event, you can expect:

Lectures and networking opportunities to increase evidence for public health programs
Establish cost-effective practices to improve and extend the lives of people with SCD
A chance to present your own poster creations to established researchers and cutting edge practitioners.

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Conference Update : Abstracts

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The abstract submission process is your opportunity to help shape the content, to share your work with your peers and raise your professional profile.

2018 categories include:

Basic sciences-pathology and pathophysiology
Newborn screening; community engagement
Clinical and community implementation research
Public Health and Health Education
Psychology, education and quality of life
Ageing and haemoglobinopathies
Other aspects of haemaoglobinopathies

Entry deadline for abstracts is 11 August 2018.